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at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
to get the lights baton. bge is reporting just over 7200 outages in maryland. if pepco is reporting nearly 2100 in d.c., prince george's, and montgomery counties. dominion is reporting nearly 700 in northern virginia. >>> wheaton and our top story, a traffic alert for people driving into the district. phase three of the 14th street bridge rehab project is underway. that means a new traffic pattern for the 200,000 drivers crossing it on a daily basis. brianne carter is live in arlington with what you can expect. on this expect good morning. >> good morning. the middle lane is shut down for the rehabilitation work. plenty of signs out here directing traffic on either side of that closure. we are starting to see more volume and low back up, something we expect all morning. -- and a little backup. on the 14th street bridge, the monday morning commute could come with some trouble. >> in the morning there's a point in time where nothing moves. >> they're beginning work on the third phase of the rehabilitation project in the middle lanes and half of the lens of the bridge. >> it is planned
couple of days. a water main break in potomac, maryland that has south glen road closed between lorton and glen road road. and river is the alternate once again. on the outer loop things are slowing down between colesville road and georgia avenue. for beach goers throughout, yeah it is the weekend, 50 eastbound, things are looking good for you. on the inner loop in virginia, things are clear out here. sun is trying to rise. on the outer loop, we are finding a slow go to telegraph. and 50 to 123 is how we wrap it up. building more volume and delay is on the way. back to you. >>> this morning, police in the district are investigating a double shooting. it happened just hours ago. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live with the latest. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. so far police are not saying anything about suspects. all we know is that two people, two young men, according to neighbors, are fighting for their lives in a local hospital. they are both reported to be in serious if not critical condition. as for right now, you can see that at least
portions of southern maryland. the charles county area. that will be moving into st. mary's and southern portions of calvert county. watch out for that. in the city portions and west, we have been cleared out. we still have these watches and advisories in effect. let's take a look at the computer. enemy 7:00 tonight. for the area south and east of the region. as i mentioned, the flash flood warning until 6:00 tonight for the baltimore area east. at least it was still in effect a few minutes ago. >>> tim has a look at the outback. >> they definitely were, bob. for a very short time, a lot of places got the rain. and since we've put these totals on, other places have gotten even more rain. this is a sampling around the area. take a look. we've gotten about one and a third inches. a little less than half an inch at bel air. and bwi marshall. columbia saw 6/10ths of an inch. we're definitely dealing with this rain moving on through. right now, there's standing water on television hill, getting steamy, with temperatures that went from the 90s down into the 70s. and have crept back up again in
. spotlight on maryland weather in about 8 minutes. i got that right today. >> reporter: we've been following an early morning traffic alert for you. weather impacting our roads this morning. we're taking a live shot here. the east highway is closed in both directions between joans mill road and connecticut. the way to get around it if you're headed westbound use connecticut at joans bridge road. take that to joans mill and that will get you back on the east highway. all of this is posted at wusa9.com. moving the shot over into arlington. that's where we have a tree that knocked down some wire. another weather related problem out here on north military road. the road is closed at 31st but happy to report you can take north pollard street of to 30th to get around it. also take note that traffic lights could be out. 66 headed eastbound. your delay is stretching from the fairfax county parkway from 123. thank you to an earlier accident. you're looking great up toward 66. not the case if you're on the outer loop in maryland because things are starting to drop speed between university over to geor
of maryland on the outer loop from 95 to georgia seeing more head lights. many are more people on the roadways but no complaints from 95 to georgia. route 4, route 5 and 301, right now still quiet out there on the maps. not picking up anything out of the ordinary. as we move to virginia, though and checking out how things are on 395, nice and quiet from duke all the way to the 14th street bridge. >>> marc managers have scheduled a second straight meeting with commuters at union station. they are trying to reassure train riders that steps are being taken after several missteps in the last ten days. kristin fisher is live at union station with more. good morning. >> there were actually two big marc meetings here in washington yesterday. one was a meet the marc managers event held here at union station for all marc rider and the other was an emergency meeting of the marc riders a advisory council to address the problems that have been taking place on the penn line over the past two weeks -- weeks. ten days ago, almost 1,000 passengers on a northbound penn line train were stranded on the tracks fo
on maryland's traffic. is it maryland. >> it is maryland coming up. >> i do that in seven minutes. you do traffic. >> all right. thank you. right now focus on dc because that's where we have a main tieup. this is an ongoing construction project on 16th street and crescent place. this will take place throughout friday. we are talking 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. where you are losing a couple of lanes in both directions and not going to be able to part going southbound because of the work zone. moving to the outer loop in maryland. the delay is setting in and it is growing from colesville road to georgia avenue. our next stop takes us back to the realtime graphics and route 4, route 5 and 301 obviously in the dark. there we go. we will zoom in and show you the traffic is doing fine out here. green cars are telling us everything is moving at speed. 395 northbound, more drivers are hitting the road past duke street to the pentagon. overall still clear crossing the 14th street bridge and 95 before this in virginia going northbound slowing down between the prince william parkway and 123 and again fai
scott, a university of maryland, university college grad. part-time ups employee. lifelong resident of largo. now charged by a prince georges grand jury in the double murder of 42-year-old delores dewitt and her daughter, ebony. >> we will be seeking life without parole. >> police say he is the suspect in the double murder of another mother and daughter, karen and karissa loften. they lived within a two mile radius of scott's home. police suspect him in the 2008 murder of marketing executive, who is described scott as a serial killer, says he is forming a task force to look at cases more than a decade old. >> by no means, i think this investigation is over with. >> i'm lindsey mastas. there are no power lines in this neighborhood, but there is also no power. >> i moved to this area, underground, it will be better. >> neighbors are baffled. >> you won't see it. >> michael maxwell is pepco's management. >> portions you may not see the wires where the damage is. everyone though our wiring is under ground, the whole neighborhood isn't and our under ground wires have to come up i
. in maryland, the weather is already responsible for that as many heat-related deaths as all of last year. so far, six people have died in maryland in some relationship to the heat. virginia and credit card, they already surpassed last year's total as well. three people in virginia and one in the districts, they have to come to heat-related illness. >>> another fire this morning in northwest dc. they have left 18 people homeless. and it was first reported around 5:00 this morning at 10 rhode island avenue. after neighbors spotted flames on the roof. the fire spread to two adjacent homes. 100 firefighters worked to get it all under control. investigators are now trying to figure out the cause. >> right now, fire investigators believe that the fire was accidental. and the residence, they did have a gathering last night to have a fairly large rooftop deck. and that is at number ten. of course this 4th of july. there are a number of sources of platform admissions. and at this point, nothing has been ruled out. >> no one was hurt in the fire. dc authorities, they said that the damage to the units
earlier this morning that came through western maryland, panhandle ofl west virginia and into northern maryland. that's up into southern pennsylvania, near york pennsylvania and continuing to move off to the east. it is up to 87 in washington. the heat is on even with the cloud cover. it has warmed into the mid and upper 80s, not only here but around the bay and the eastern shore. it is in the 80s around the blue ridge and shenandoah valley. over the last 12 hours, we have had this cloud cover coming in in advance of a weak front way out in the midwest. it's going to bring a bit of welcomed relief by the end of the week. for this afternoon, partly sunny, humid, a chance of a passing thunderstorm between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. highs reach the low and mid-90s. a look at the rest of the week and some changes on the way and the weekend as well. that will be coming up in a few minutes. stay tuned. >>> we'll see you in a few minutes. vre is already expanding its new express train service just one day after it started. the new service from fredericksburg to union station ran the inaugural trip ye
now our focus on maryland traffic and weather. >> a good looking morning across maryland. drier air has moved in and in god shape for a couple of days and then there's sunday. focus on the friday forecast because we have a nice start out there. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. 50sin the mountains right now. by 9:00, low to mid-70s. really it will be a fine sunny day out there. a couple of high clouds is the big concern. lunchtime, upper 70s to low 80s. annapolis 79. 83 frederick. as we go through the afternoon we will see some temperatures, 85, 87, 88 for the high but the dry air is in place and will be around all day. >>> thank you, howard. time to get up and get going this mid friday morning. we have traffic conditions out there in maryland for you. this is connecticut and bradley. traffic lights are working again. it has been a problem all week long. right now all lights are up and running. switch to the maps and check things out on 4, 5 and 301, nice and quiet. no major incidents this morning. and finally on the beltway between university and georgia, right now everyone is m
you, devon. hope you are off to a great thursday, right now, finding issues in maryland and virginia. take a look outside at 270 and 109. an accident off to the left shoulder has the driver approaching the scene. hopefully, it will be cleared out shortly. as we return to the maps, we zoom into the bethesda area. this is where we have a downed tree. right now, southbound massachusetts remains closed. no lanes are passable at little falls parkway, so to get around this, you will want to use river road. northbound pennsylvania, approaching the capital beltway. still using the left lane as an accident investigation continues. 95 in virginia. no incidents, no accidents, but it looks like the delay is starting to set in. it is building and again between 77100 and the back road. back to you. >> at the top of the hour, pat yourself on the back, you live in the best educated region in the nation. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live outside of american university to tell us why we are so smart. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: we are feeling good. this is based on 2008 cen
for that update. >>> a traffic alert for anyone on the roads. the maryland lap. agencies promise that there is zero tolerance for drunk drivers. y that setting up dui checkpoints and concentrating officers in areas known with to have a high number of driving accidents or arrests. >>> perfect weather to go into that 4th of july weekend. it can't last, no summer is coming back and that looks like it's in time for the 4th of july. what are we talking here, gary? >> reporter: i have good news and bad news. the good news is this forecast hasn't changed the last few days. as you said, we're going to be very, very hot and that is in some sense the bad news. more good news, we're not going to be that humid and that is in the mid-90s and instead of around 100 degrees or 102 or 103 and that is not going to be miserable and that is going to be hot july 4th and all weekend, too. here's our current temperatures, 81 degrees in the city. as you fly back to the west, there is warm stuff and there is -- that is not real, real hot yet. over the next few days, we'll build the heat and again, this 4
are live out of prince george's county this morning. we are in greenbelt, maryland for this, the final stop on our hometown fridays tour. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is 6:00 and we are thrilled to be in the prince george's county. it is the final stop of our hometown friday tour this summer. we wanted to bring out as many people as we could. tony is here. we'll check in with him as well. >> holly is with us too this morning. you can't be in prince george's county and talk about greenbelt which is where we are this morning without talking about the goddard flight center so that is where she is this morning. we'll be talking with her very sortly. >> and beseeds what we think of greenbelt today, there is a lot of history in tbleen belted to talk about. we'll bring you all that history of the city. we have shared the history of places that we have visited all this month of july. green belt is a little different. it is one of the nation's first fully planned communities, born of the great depression last century as propossessed to t
bridge. you are going to watch for the new traffic pattern due to construction. in maryland 270 we have been tracking the traffic all morning and around the germantown area volume is starting to build and finally show you the outer and inner loop. happy to report from 95 and 270, smooth sailing. back to you. >>> we want to get to the big things happening in our our world today. the house will vote whether to extend unemployment benefits. president obama said he is eager to sign it in to law. it would help more than 2.5 million people. >>> oil spill workers are pulling out of the gulf of mexico. that's because of tropical weather threatening the region. the effort to plug the well has been halted for now, just days away from completion. >>> the white house is challenge to arizona's illegal immigration law goes before a judge today. it calls the crackdown unconstitutional but supporters say it enforces federal law. it is scheduled to take effect one week from today. >>> and we are learning more about how police found the man they think killed four women in largo, maryland. kristin fisher
that is still light on 95, 66, looks good in maryland, across the american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> we begin with breaking news from northeast d.c. police are investigating an overnight incident, new video. it is at eastern ave. details are sketchy, but we will keep falling the story. >>> we are turning to our top story. more water problems in potomac, maryland. the mass of water main breaks sent a geysers of water shooting into the sky on wednesday afternoon. they have stopped the leak, but the repair work will take place all morning. we will have reports in a few minutes. >> dangerously high temperatures have claimed two lives in maryland. the death toll is eight. the latest case was a baltimore resident who died earlier this week. this weather is putting stress on power companies. an electric grid operator declared an emergency vet yesterday as the power demand soared. they're urging residents to conserve electricity. numerous outages across the d.c. metro area. last night people along a street in northeast had no lights and no air conditioning. >> my house is a heat box
grid is why supporters say we need a new high transmission power line from west virginia to maryland. and some new studies filed with the west virginia public service commission support the 275 mill line between amos and kemptown. the authors plan to file the same studies with regulators in maryland and virginia. opponents generally object to continuing to promote the use of coal for electricity or they don't like seeing the line in their backyards. >>> buying a home? good timing. mortgage rates from fallen to the lowest level in some 50 year and this year the average rate on a 30 year fixes is 4.57%. >>> the state of maryland is launching a program aimed at helping people buy new homes. state administrators say the program will provide $100 million in mortgage loans and will be focused on areas that expect to see significant growth due to the military base realignments that about to take place. >> it's good news for the first- time homeowners and good news for families relocating to maryland as a result of the base realignment and closure program. >>> more good news. under this prog
a focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >>> fairly quiet morning but i want to start with live doppler 9000 hd across montgomery county. we have a couple of light sprinkles between rockville and gaithersburg east of 270. and poolesville and dickerson. on the weather computer, we are expecting a chance of showers and storms across maryland today. some could be strong to severe. we start fairly quiet with isolated stuff this morning. quickly to 80 by 9:00. even lower 80s in southern maryland. lunchtime, northern and western maryland chance of showers and storms upper 80s and we will get to the 90s before the afternoon is out. >>> we have been watching it all morning and it is likely to be with us throughout the rush. the water main break situation that has northbound drivers on silver hill road diverted to on to royal hill plaza. drivers will lose the left lane because work on this. 270 southbound, everyone is still moving at speed. very nice from germantown road to the split. the time is nine minutes after the 6:00 hour. hope you are off to a grit wednesday. we'll be r
been blocking three lanes. watch for that if you are heading out on 495 in maryland. as we switch over, quiet between 95 and 270. no problems to report here. the beltway as we switch over to see how things are looking between springfield and tysons corner, clean and green. no problems. on 95 in virginia that might be heavy later today as people make their way back to dc but right now things are looking good northbound and southbound and finally in dc we are moving on m street right now looking on key bridge over to georgetown. no big problems reported. back to you. >>> hopefully this will be the last day more than 1 million wssc customers in montgomery and prince georges counties have to conserve water. crews are hoping to finish repairs on a 96-inch main which shows signs of rupturing last week. kristin fisher is live in potomac, maryland with the latest. >> good morning. very good news this morning. wssc is reporting that old repairs on the pipe behind me should be complete by some point today. but until then wssc is requiring that these mandatory water restrictions stay in effect fo
a little bit of thunder in the panhandle of west virginia and in western maryland. those are drifting to the east and southeast and may be moving closer to the shenandoah valley and perhaps into washington and frederick counties in maryland over the next hour or so. right now, we don't any storms or severe weather in the region. right now, 90 degrees at national airport. it is in the upper 80s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we have the high humidity. the dew points are in the low to mid-70s, sweltering humidity. hagerstown the a90 degrees as well. some of the storms could begin to pick up in intensity in the next hour or two. out of the mountains behind the front out in the ohio valley, temperatures are in the 70s right now. over the last 12 hours, that front is now just beginning to move into the mountains and slight risk of severe weather in this yellow zone. much of virginia, the district, most of maryland under a slight risk for damaging winds between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. as highs reach the low to mid-90s before that. after that, lower humidity movers in. details on friday an
from getting pregnant. >> i think they should swap them for a couple of maryland terrapins. >>> everybody is in a weekend holiday mood. we have the weather to go with it. we have been basking in the flower of this low humidity with a bright blue sky and sparkling sunshine. today, no different. there is the theme overlooking northwest washington in the foreground from our sky watcher camera, about 300 feet up. we can see downtown that's going to be the scene of the big parades and fireworks display. it's under 75 at national airport where the precipitation so far this year is running almost six inches below average. don't the area lawns show it. everything is looking parched. in prince george's county, mid-70s. it has mihit the mid to upper 7. right near the chesapeake bay, the beautiful waters of the bay, a bit of a chop on the bay. annapolis, 72. the bay water temperatures are near 80. it it quite warm. great for activity on the bay this week conditioned as well as the atlantic beaches from lewis, delaware, down to ocean city. terrific weather for the beaches. look at the
into western maryland right now. a live look over the capital shows a lot of sunshine. patty afternoon clouds. 76 in arlington, 93 for the high temperature. scattered late-day thunderstorms this afternoon. >>> connecticut avenue is closed between the blunt part metro, 24 st., karen lofton and daughter -- kalorama. there is police activity on connecticut avenue near the bridge that is over the rock creek parkway. things are running very nicely between fedex field and the ikea. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it will be a busy day for lawmakers on capitol hill. the first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. >> and the democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the $34 billion bill, is not popular with republicans concerned about the big national debt increasing. now to pamela brown for the latest. >> debate over the senate stalemate is expected to end today. until now, democrats have tried three times to overcome the republican filibuster. the replacement of the late senator robert byrd is expected to be sworn in. that could be the game ch
and 236, the left lane is closed. on a bette -- braddock. let's look at maryland. this side of the beltway is quiet. we are at the american legion bridge. metrorail is reporting normal service. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> our top story today, the aftermath of all the strong storms. thousands across the region are in the dark. pepco is reporting 3000 outages mostly in montgomery county. more than 3800 dominion power customers or without electricity. there is damage all across the region. we will have a live report on that a little later. >>> breaking news from wheaton. police are investigating a suspicious death. adamec county police say that a man in his 20s was founded in the 3300 block of randolph road at 1:00 this morning. >>> d.c. police have arrested a convicted killer who confessed to five more murders. the 35 year-old boy was a killing spree spanned six years between 1994 and 2000. all the shootings took place in southeast. he admitted his role in the deadly shootings while spending time in jail for two others. >>> police of intensifying their search for oliver scola aidala s
and maryland. today state and local police are timid about to crack down on hov violators. the program will target violators along interstate 66, 95, 395, and dulles toll road. authorities will be valid in force during the morning and evening rush hours. they cited more than 1200 drivers in may. worldwide camera violators in arlington today will get $50 tickets. the cameras have been in place for past month. there at three intersections of lee highway. north lynn street, fort myer drive and washington boulevard. another at glebe road at fairfax drive. >>> day 93 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. a tropical storm brewing in the atlantic could hamper cleanup efforts. this comes as the government is downplaying concerns that the cap is buckling. five weeks have been found nearby. they are calling them very small and the seepage detected on the sea floor two miles away if it's coming from an abandoned well. >>> still ahead, on this wednesday, major developments from the federal racism scandal. the department of agriculture could be backtracking now. >>> another water main break co
a successor to the late senator robert byrd. >>> mary kay. >> in the maryland governor's race, a montgomery county woman is bob ehrlich's new running mate. he made the announcement on youtube. mary lives in potomac maryland. she has been director of special projects of the u.s. chamber of commerce since 2008. >>> outrage at arlington cemetery and the army pulls a pledge to ultimate soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. >>> toyota could announce another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. [ clattering ] [ male announcer ] when you're all out of good ideas and you've moved on to the dumb ones, it's time. american standard heating & air conditioning. a higher standard of comfort. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers
national. 71 at hagerstown. 72 in frederick maryland and temperatures around the beltway to just outside, really uniform, lower to mid-70s everywhere. "9 news" forecast shows we have cloudy skies that will hang on. 77 at 9:00, 79 at noon, few peaks of sun breaking through this afternoon. if we can get more -- we'll talk more about when i expect more chances of storms to run in. the complete forecast in 15 minutes. >> right now, traffic. >> thank you so much, we do have the water main break in the potomoc, south glenn closed between norton and deep glenn. they were finding problems in other places as well. a police investigation going on on randolph road that has the road completely closed and police are directing oncoming traffic onto other roads as a result. 270, it looks like you are fining your way wide open. you will want to watch for that, making your way past toward the split. beltway in virginia, take note, we are losing one left lane between little river even braddock road. this morning's culprit is standing water. >>> approaching the 14th street britain, a okay, 95 heading north
truck and ambulance are blocking one lane. on the maryland side, 410 closed jones will road, no problems between richmond and baltimore. metrorail is reporting normal service. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thousands of people will wake up in the dark this morning. pepco is supporting 2000 pilot outages in montgomery county. 1200 and prince george's county. more than 600 in d.c. without power. 2500 customers in northern virginia are without power. >>> let's turn to our top story. commuter chaos on mental's red line. krystl-- on metro's red line. enough is enough with the broken escalator. >> it was not a hot weather that had commuters fired up. >> i said there's no way there would not be one escalator and working. >> if not one of the six escalators at the two entrances to the dupont circle metro stop north. that meant nothing and puffing up 150 stairs. >> apparently they felt it was no big deal. >> the transit agency directed to those in need of help to the one elevator providing service. commuters say it was a long line and a long wait. >> there were a hundred people down there. >>
southbound maryland 396. that road is currently closed at little falls parkway. >> the washington, d.c. region has just been ranked the best educated metropolitan area in the country. according to a new report released by the brookings institute. kristin fisher is crunching the numbers live for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this study is based on 2008 census data from the top 100 metropolitan areas in the country. once again, what do you know? washington, d.c. is home to the smartest people in the entire country. not boston, not seattle, not san francisco, us. we'll break it down by the numbers. this is a list of the top 5 metropolitan areas what do you know, number one, washington, arlington, that entire dc metro area comes in at 47% of adults with bachelor degrees. so that means half of washingtonians have college degrees. numbers 2, 3, and 4, bridge port, connecticut, san jose and san francisco, clock in at 33, 34%. and you might think it would be higher up on the list. boston, cambridge, massachusetts, at 42%. i should point out that the washington area ranks numbe
in oxon hill, maryland need your help finding a robber. they released video from the sunoco gas station. the man standing to the left of the screen in a white tank top and tan hat was waiting for customers to leave and then he pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the employee. seconds later, more customers came in, not knowing a crime had just taken place. >>> two students could have to pay $150,000 for the damage caused by a soccer game in arlington, virginia. witnesses say two girls were juggling a soccer ball inside the newly renovated washington lethal when the ball hit a sprinkler causing them to go off. the water ended up damaging the school's gym. the insurance company is blaming the pair for negligence and seeking compensation. >>> five after the hour. time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with a preview of the day ahead on wall street. good morning. >> good morning. wall street has a ton to think about this morning. what are some of these things? there's the financial reform bill passing in the senate. goldman sacks settling an sec investigation and p
. a 25-year-old from district heights, maryland was killed when his car struck a tree overnight. vander williams crashed into the tree and was ejected and pronounced dead on the scene. police say speed was a factor. montgomery county fire and rescue are on the scene of a fire in wheaton, md where an std crashed into a super chicken restaurant. -- suv crashed into a super chicken restaurant. and we are getting another look at metro cars that were damaged in the collision last year. one train struck the back of a train that was parked. no passengers were on board at the time but three employees sustained minor injuries. we turn to the news in the gulf of mexico. day 91 of the oily, and testing begins on that cap, and there could be lawsuits growing over pp >bp. >> the government and pp do not see eye to eye on what to do next. >> if encouraging signs continue, we are hopeful that we can get to the point where we can get the well killed. right now, there is no target to set the will and not open to flow. >> but the government confirmed a seep and possible methane over the wells. as a resul
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
in the case of university of maryland. more than two dozen students were arrested. we'll have the details, next on wjz-13, eyewitness news. >>> a dead hump backed whale washes ashore in ocean city. i'm mary bubala and we'll have more on what will be done with it. >>> we'll have much needed rain on the way. we'll have the forecast coming up next. >>> as bob just mentioned, much needed rain is on the way and storms are in the area. tim williams has the details in the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, i'm gigi barnett. >> >> and i'm not bob turk. >> no, you're tim williams. >>> well, we're really dry and we're going into the day and we're almost 2 1/2 inches below for the year and totals. if you look out over the horizon, some parts of the area are bright. looking here, we have steady showers moving across the city and up towards the north east. elkton is seeing rain and we're seeing a good bit of showers and thunder up towards perry hall and baltimore's seen steady showers and for the most part, we'll see the clearing throughout t
to fix a massive water main in potomac, maryland that is on the brink of failing. our kristin fisher has more on the latest repair efforts. >> reporter: these crews have been working around the clock, and they have made a ton of progress, but there's much more work to be done. wssc is estimating it at least will be monday before the pipe is back up and running and these mandatory water restrictions are lifted. after 24 hours of drilling and digging, wssc crews uncovered the 16-foot long section of pipe that needs to be replaced. they have also exposed a fiber optic wire that first alerted authorities that this part of the pipe was failing. >> i understand the technology really saved us. >> reporter: brian stanley lives across the street from the faulty pipe. he's the first to admit the construction and mandatory water restrictions are inconvenient but also the first to point out this could have been a repeat of the massive river road water main break two years ago. >> it could have been very bad. so it was a big sigh of relief to actually see the trucks and not see water. so, you know, h
your way to powder mill. move to the outer loop and show you in maryland, no construction projects no major incidents to report between route 1 college park toward 270. virginia, virginia, we are tracking 66 for you. heading eastbound you are fine from manassas to inside the beltway. 395, also finding drivers at speed making their way from the springfield interchange though the 14th street bridge. call it a wrap inside the district. hello, northeast, early-morning drivers on income tax new york avenue, an incident free commute making your way to the third street tunnel. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> much of the eastern seaboard is in for another day of grueling temperatures. some places are expected to hit as high as 102 degrees, but as howard just mentioned the humidity will make it feel much hotter them heat is challenging the basic assumptions we make about the services we couldn't on to run our homes. gary tries to find out how the heat will affect our lives down the road. >> reporter: first the water main repair that forced the washington suburban sanitary commission la
murder is. >>> fire destroyed a townhome in maryland before maryland and the basement of his home in temple hills. firefighters spent 20 minutes putting out that fire. one firefighter fell for the floor into the basement however he was not injured. the fire was accidental say investigators but it cost $240,000 in damage. no one w injured. >> >>> there were terrifying moments in the middle of a cross-country flight from dulles international airport. at least 30 people were hurt when united airlines jet ran into turbulence on a flight from los angeles forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in denver doug mckelway is live to tell us what happened to. >> if ever there was a reminder to keep your seat belt buckled on a smooth flight, this was it. clear air turbulence is something pilots cannot see on radar. the outside of this alboin 777 -- of thisboeing 777 does not show a scratch but the inside is different. >> it looks like there was a huge party on the plane. >> tomato juice was blast against the ceiling, oxygen masks were shaken loose, and one woman was thrown with such fo
arrested, but there is still quite a bit of support for the errors on a bill, including a maryland state delegate who plans to -- for the arizona bill, including a maryland state delegate to plans to introduce a similar measure. a >> id is not a party issue, it is an american issue. >> as many as 18 states say they want to push a similar bill similar to arizona. >>> coming up, a new twist. the key decision she has reached about her future. >> < 48 hours until chelsea clinton's wedding. -- less than 48 hours until chelsea clinton's wedding. >> first, the multiplying number of cases at arlington cemetery. >> first, the multiplying number of cases at arlington cemetery. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> outrage on capitol hill over the spiraling number of mislabeled graves at arlington national cemetery. >> as many as 6600 burial sites may have been affected. former superintendent john metzler blamed the problem on his staff and a lack of resources. and he said he takes full responsibility, but that was not good enough for one senator. >> it is called kee
williams of kensington, maryland, is charged with first-degree murder. he has a bond hearing scheduled today at 1:00 this afternoon. police say he worked in the same warehouse area as miss naimi. she was reported missing sunday by a relative and found dead in the district in northwest the next day. the police will fnot say how sh died. her business partner tells us he lost a good friend and artist. >> i have been involved in a working relationship with her for several years. she has been my day-to-day working companion for the last approximately six months. she was an amazing person and a wonderf wonderful artist and will be surely missed. >> reporter: miss naimi had an extensive rest are may, owned a gallery at one time and worked here to restore art and worked as an art consultant. police in montgomery county will not release a motive. again, that bond hearing is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. we will have more for you tonight. barbara, back to you. >> thank you, elaine. >>> some of the passengers on board that united airlines flight that ran into severe turbulence are sharing th
you to maryland. 270 southbound, volume is building around germantown road. overall okay to the split. wrapping up with the maps, route 4, 301, route 5, branch avenue, everything is in the clear out here. >>> at the top of the hour we bring you the latest on our deadly summer storm. the cleanup will take a while. pepco is getting help in utility crews from out of town. they are working around the clock to get electricity restored. at last check, 147,000 people without power this morning. the areas most affected rockville, gaithersburg and aspen hill. people in the seven springs apartment complex in college park are out of their homes. the storm damaged the roof on one building and residents tell us the management company isn't helping out. >> at last check 200 traffic lights in montgomery couldn't remain dark. crews are trying to restore those. crews from out of he region are heading in to help the power get back on fast. montgomery county fairgrounds is the staging area for those crews. how is it looking? >> pretty quiet but it will pick up shortly. right now we have 3550 power crews
degrees in washington right now. 79 in fairfax. 81 in manassas. 86 degrees in frederick, maryland. gaithersburg, 81 right now after a 53-degree start this morning. manassas, virginia, dropped down to 50 this morning. currently at 80 degrees with the sunshine. if you are one of the lucky ones, you got the tickets to watch the nationals take on the new york mets. first pitch time, 7:05. perfect baseball weather. temperature about 78 degrees at first pitch. there is the good night forecast. clear skies, temperatures back down into the low 70s by 11:00 p.m. a clear and quiet evening coming up. big warm-up arrives on sunday. the fourth of july. and by the looks of it, that big warm-up may be sticking around through much of the upcoming workweek. we'll detail that in the seven-day forecast. you need to be bracing yourself for more. perhaps near 100 degree heat coming our way very, very soon. >> we'll see you in a bit. thank you. >>> about 35 million americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles this holiday weekend. according to aaa, that's a big increase from last year when fewer t
than usual. on the capital beltway in maryland, things are filling out around the georgia avenue exit. overall not really many problems. 95 an the bw parkway, also smooth sailing and nice and green out of baltimore to 495. this is an eyesore. 66 eastbound early morning issues. jammed from 123 to the capital beltway. at least a 20 minute drive right now and this is partly due to lingering construction. finally a look at the travel times, 267 the toll road, eastbound seven minutes is what it is taking to get from 674 to the beltway. seven minutes on dc 295 to the 11th street bridge. traveling the outer loop from van doren to the wilson bridge is only taking you about seven. back to you. >>> in the living well segment, childhood cancer survivors may be at risk for heart disease later in life. researchers studied 600 kids treated with therapies that could potentially hurt the heart an they found out after 15 years 27% developed cardiac problems. >>> a new study found people who use the internet to help lose weight tend to be more success. they followed 1600 people. those that logged on to
and on pennsylvania and maryland between first and third street. that's going to be closed down as well. watch for that for dc starting today throughout the weekend and until tuesday. switch over and see what we have next on the roadways. as we move on to 395 right now. northbound, southbound looking good. a little more traffic as we approach after 5:00 in the morning. construction is all clear from overnight. move on to see how things are looking on 95 southbound. right now it looks okay. you may be seeing some delays on the micking bowl but construction is clear, as well. andrea, back to you. >>> it is shaping up to be a hot and dry 4th of july weekend for 2 million of us. the washington suburban sanitary commission has mandatory water restrictions on customers whose crews worked to repair a huge water main that's on the brink of failing. kristin fisher is live in potomac with the latest. >> reporter: crews here have been working around the clock to get this water main repaired. but it is likely going to be at least three -- three more days before it is fixed. you can see the crews working a
morning in a row, western maryland, west virginia. eastern shore, upper 50s and right at the atlantic beaches, it's a cool morning but a terrific day under way with a clear sky. we'll have lots of sunshine, we certainly do need pran. it does not appear we're going to have any chance of rain all the way into next week as this enormous area of high pressure will give us plenty of sunshine today and tomorrow. the low humidity will be in place through sunday and heating trend as we get into the weekend. highs today low 80s, mid-90s on the fourth of july. getting humid next week. >>> as we get under way, hard to tell from this picture, authorities were responding to an accident on the beltway inner loop. we'll look around and see what we can see. elsewhere over on the beltway, prince george's county on the inner loop and outer loop, they are still picking up the overnight road work. we're doing pretty well as friday morning gets under way. >> we are following a breaking story out of center vil, virginia, a fire ungulfed a house. look at this house. flames can be seen shooting through the r
pleasant backup friday, saturday, and sunday. maryland's most powerful radar, we are currently dry. a quiet weather pattern dropped us to 67 here in baltimore. 64 in easten, and a look up to our north, yorkpa at 59. i didn't think i would ever see that number again. wow. looking at temperatures up near 90 this afternoon for our 2- degree guarantee. we should stay dry. it's 6:30, let's see what is happening on the roads. >> we are fairly quiet traffic wise as you head out towards those big interstate, 695, 95, vw parkway, all checking in without any problems. as we look at our cameras, traffic moving very nicely. starting to build in some spots. that's the outer loop. still moving just a little bit sluggish, but you aren't going to encounter too many issues. same thing, usual amount of minor delays as you approach i- 70. looking good as you head towards the 83. as we peek right now at our maps, we are working one crash this morning on route 50 eastbound, getting on that ramp. also on richy highway and moore road, that's down in arnold. the right lane and shoulder are blocked in both directi
. >> on 95 in maryland, i 70, 270, nothing at the wilson bridge. in virginia there's a crash from alexandria headed to springfield. on the inner loop at the exit for van dorn street, be careful even eisenhower avenue. traffic is able to get through. be prepared for that. traffic across the american legion bridge moving nicely. traffic away from us on the right is out of bethesda. headlights on the right are from tysons. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thanalmost 2 million people around here locally left out to dry because of an emergency water main fix in montgomery county. >> expected to last several days. pamela brown is live in potomac. >> the crews are hard at work. they will be working on this pipe in potomac for the next three days at least. more than 2 million customers will have to make sacrifices until then. they're asking them to cut back on water by one-third. that means no outside water usage, including topping of swimming pools, watering lawns, and washing cars. you are asked to limit showers, washing dishes, and clothing. they say the sacrifices are worth it to avoid another
the fire. >>> the traffic alert for highway drivers in virginia and maryland. today state and local police are teaming up to crack down on hov violators. the enforcement program will target violators on 66, 95, 395, and the dulles toll road. during the morning and evening rush hours. in may, they cited more than 1200 drivers. the on the lookout. starting today, the red light camera violators in arlington will get 50-dollar tickets. they've been in place the past month. at three intersections of lee highway. lynn street, fort myer drive and washington boulevard. there's a camera at glebe road at fairfax drive. >>> day 93 of the gulf coast oil spill. the government's point man is downplaying worries that bp's well is buckling under pressure. thad allen says five weeks -- leaks have been discovered but they have been dismissed as early dislike an oil leak in a car. emily schmidt is in washington with the latest. >> now the the oil spill is contained, bp is considering a new way to kill the oilwell. a government decision about it could come today. it is called a static kill, forcing 200,000 g
's going on here in western maryland. lower to mid-70s, 73 towards andrews. brandywine, 74 and out there in sterling. "9 news" forecast, cloud cover for the manty of the day, helping to keep the temperatures down once again. we'll take it. 77 by 9:00. 78 by noon. a complete forecast in 15 minutes. right now, traffic. >>> good wednesday morning to you. here's the latest on the outer loop on georgia avenue. all of your lanes are getting by. there is quite the congestion. jammed from 95 to georgia avenue and on the inner loop, we are getting word of a dump truck near cedar lane. you might be expecting a few delay around that area as well. >> moving to police activity we have been tracking. more lanes are opening up at the intersection of randolph, obviously, the police investigation continues. >> next, let's take you to mcarthur boulevard. follow the detour, andre andrea. kristin fisher joins us from dupont circle where metro riders are feeling frustrated. are we seeing any improvement? >> we are seeing some improvement. two of the up escalators working metro said it will likely be la
sunshine just really beating down across maryland and your forecast the rest of the evening, although we're above 100 in most places we'll be falling into the 90s here for your evening. so some improvement as we go into the overnight period. very hot day once again tomorrow. probably another recordbreaker. we'll talk about that and when we finally see a break in what is becoming an incredible heat wave, straight ahead. >>> even though it's hot many people still have to be outside. abc2 news don harrison has more on how you're coping with the heat and still trying to stay cool. >> reporter: even when it's hot out here some people want to get their exercise in. >> just riding a bike as long as you get to speed up a little bit you'll find your wind. >> reporter: ken terry knows if there's not much wind he can make his own breeze on a bike. >> i'm going to put my 40 to 60 miles in no matter what. i die, i die. >> reporter: if you're already thirsty it's too late. so keep yourself hydrated. >> reporter: kim gavin is with the lacrosse program and they are in the middle of their summer tourname
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
as tomorrow. all of these areas in northern virginia, the district of columbia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore under this. high, excessive heat advisory. right now the dew points are in the mid 60s to upper 60s. that is rather humid but they're going to get even higher as we get into tomorrow so it's going to be turning more humid. right now in the mountains it's near 80. eastern shore, near 90 degrees there even at the beaches, code orange for unhealthy air quality. this afternoon so reduce outdoor afternoon activity. yes we do get to a hundred and perhaps even 102 or maybe even near the record of 103 this afternoon. details on the end of the week, a break coming our way in a few minutes. >> we'll need it. thank you, tom. finally, some relief for those of you who live in montgomery and prince george's county. the mandatory water restrictions in place for five days have now been lifted. crews fixed a 96-inch water main that was on the brink of breaking. megan mcgrath joins us live from potomac, maryland where the new main is now working. residents are happy about this on
spot that we kept our eye on since yesterday. this is in potomac, maryland. south glen road is closed between glen and norton road. we are using river as an alternate. kristin fisher has been on the scene all morning and will have the latest developments and hopefully an update on when this will be cleaned up. a slow ride between new hampshire and georgia avenue. no incidents along the way. 66, hey, virginia, we are tracking your traffic, as well. heading eastbound past 234 to 28 toward route 50. pretty much smooth sailing an the beltway in virginia, drivers are at speed, as well. lanes are pretty much wide open from 95 to 66. that's a quick look at traffic. back to you. >>> people in part of montgomery county are being told not to flush their toilets a lot and don't water your lawn. it is another round of water restrictions. and it is because of this, a water main break which sent a geyser of water in to the skies over potomac yesterday. kristin fisher is live with the latest water problem. you thought you were finished with the water main breaks, didn't you, kristin? >> no kidding.
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